3 Easy Fish Finder Tricks Anyone Can Do! (Catch More Fish)

Modern electronics are increasingly complex but these are simple tricks you can do to make your time on the water more effective! Quit fiddling with your graphs and get back to fishing! Tim gives 3 or 4 quick tips in today's video that will completely change how you use your depth finder in the future. Quit struggling in shallow water, wondering if you're seeing fish out deep, and trying to stay safe at night; all with just a few clicks of a button.

Tim kicks the video off with how to adjust depth offset. This simple trick will completely change how you fish shallow water. Most boats have never had the trolling motor offset corrected (this means that your trolling motor may read 6 feet deep while in 4 feet of water). This obviously creates safety concerns, it also creates fish problems. Knowing your EXACT depth from trolling motor to bottom or surface to bottom is just a few clicks away.

Next, Tim shows how to adjust your color palette to see fish, and fish size, much more clearly. He goes on to show how to use on-screen way pointing to eliminate the need for market buoys. Gone are the days of locating fish, setting buoys, then returning to catch them. See the fish, set the point, catch the fish, move on.

Last, but certainly not least, Tim explains how to change your map's orientation. Virtually every graph comes with the map set to "North Up". While this is great for knowing where you are, it can be difficult for you to chart your path around obstructions quickly, especially at night. By switching your map orientation to "Heading Up" you'll always be able to see what is immediately in front of you. This quick tip will completely change how you use your fish finder's mapping functions.

Most modern electronics have all of these functions. Below you'll find a list of the exact equipment that Tim is using in the video, as well as links to several budget-friendly options that will offer most or some of these functions.

Tim's equipment...

-Humminbird Solix 15 G2 Electronics: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej

-Humminbird Solix 12 G2 Electronics: http://bit.ly/2AE2YDB

-Minn Kota Ultrex 112 DI Link Trolling Motor: http://bit.ly/2RqrT4v

-Humminbird 360 Imaging: http://bit.ly/2K8jPl4

Budget-Friendly Electronics...

-Humminbird Helix 5 G2: http://bit.ly/2TNndFW

-Lowrance Hook 2 5 Series: http://bit.ly/2Y2sjk2

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5 Jig Fishing Tricks For Fall Bass Fishing

These 5 tricks will save you time and money! You can catch bigger bass with less gear by making some simple changes to your bass fishing. This Fall we are simplifying jig fishing! Don't worry about having every kind of jig in every color, you don't need it! You can do amazing things with a handful of simple jigs and trailers when you understand how to use them to your advantage.

Matt breaks his Fall jig fishing down into 3 styles of bass jig. He recommends pitching jigs, football jigs, and finesse jigs. Each jig has a unique purpose but when paired with a handful of trailer options and colors, they can be adapted to virtually any situation. Without question, if we could only have one, it would be the pitching jig. Don't let color overwhelm you either, focus on natural tones in several key colors and you're ready to fish all the way in to Winter.

Matt goes on to explain how to select the right jig rod. So many anglers don't understand what makes one rod better than another for jig fishing. The key to a quality jig rod is a balance of back bone (power) and tip flex (shock absorption). You need a rod that can drive the jig hook home but immediately following, you need a rod that can absorb the violent head shakes of a big bass.

Below is a breakdown of the jigs (with color recommendations), trailer options, and equipment that Matt and Tim use to catch jig fish all Fall and Winter.

The Jigs...

-Dirty Jigs Pitchin' Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2amL3of

(Go To, Green Pumpkin Craw, Hematoma)

-Dirty Jigs Finesse Football 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm

(Supermat Brown, Go To)

-Bass Patrol Football 3/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2Hbyf5x

(Green Pumpkin/Brown, Brown/Purple)

-Keitech Football Jig 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2FDQ3o1

(Dark Green Pumpkin, Brown Purple, Green Pumpkin Blue)

-Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig 5/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo

(Go To, Supermat Brown, Canterbury Craw)

Jig Trailers...

-Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

(Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Red Flake)

-Yamamoto Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p

(Green Pumpkin, Watermelon Black/Red Flake)

-Strike King Rage Chunk: http://bit.ly/2Hd4MFA

(Black Blue Flake, Blue Craw, Hard Candy)

-Z Man TRD Bugz: http://bit.ly/2oiavEE

(California Craw, Green Pumpkin, Mud Bug)

Matt's Favorite Jig Rod...

Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 20 lb Sunline FC100 System: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Matt's Favorite Finesse Jig Rod...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 843C MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Shimano Curado DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

G Loomis MBR Rods...

-GLX MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

-IMX Pro MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2lVATTC

-E6X MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2lzoEMm

Matt's Jig Storage...

-Plano Stowaway 3740 Waterproof: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB

-Plano Stowaway 3700 Deep Waterproof: http://bit.ly/2xjccls

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TacticalBassin's Latest World Record! (And How To Get Your Own World Record)

Matt and CC just returned home from an amazing trip to the Arctic! While there Matt had the opportunity to catch a giant Arctic Char that has been submitted for the 8 lb Line Class World Record! What's more amazing, an EVEN BIGGER Char was caught! Come along as Matt tells the tale of this incredible trip to Canada's Arctic!

This was truly a trip of a lifetime! While on the trip Matt and CC managed to land a handful of world record class fish! Reaching the amazing fish of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories is no small feat; including multiple flights on jets, prop planes, float planes, and ultimately boats. But all of the effort was worth it when the giant Lake Trout, Grayling, and Arctic char showed themselves! Matt tells the tale in a way that only he could, but before he's done he begins teaching what every angler needs to know about catching a world record.

He explains some of the requirements, exactly what scale anglers should carry, and even dispels a few myths surrounding world record fish. Don't get caught up in the rumors and misinformation that surrounds record keeping, the process is simple if you prepare ahead of time and keep a calm head when the giant fish appears. We hope you find the information helpful and perhaps you will catch a world record of your own on an upcoming trip!

Below you'll find a breakdown of the scales and equipment Matt and CC used in the Arctic to catch their record fish.

The Scales...

-Salter Brecknell Electro Samson: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9

-Boga Grip Fish Scale: http://bit.ly/2Mntje4

The Lures...

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-River2Sea D-Walker Swimbait (PB Red 120): http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

-Dirty Jigs Guppy Head (1/8 oz 3/0): http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

-Keitech Fat Swing Impact Swimbait (Chartreuse Blue): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

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Underwater Jerkbait Footage! Viscious Bass Strikes During Bait Comparison!

Come underwater and compare the actions of 10 different jerkbaits! Watch how the lures move and watch as bass devour them in this amazing underwater footage! If you've ever wondered what your favorite jerkbaits look like underwater, this bass fishing video is for you!

In this video we're comparing some of the most popular jerkbaits on the market, but we're also looking at some new offerings. We've got One Rapala offering, four from Lucky Craft, one from Jackall, and four from Megabass. Pay attention to how each bait moves in the water. Does the bait move side to side? Does it roll and flash? Does it dive deeper on every rip or does it stay level?

Below you'll find links to every bait shown in the video (in order of appearance) as well as links to the rods, reels, upgraded hooks, and gear we used to film the video. Also to aid in your decision making we will point out that our personal favorites for various actions were;

-Best Flash: Jackall Rerange 110

-Most Consistent Action: Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 115 SP

-Best Overall Action: Megabass Vision 110+1

The baits...

-Lucky Craft Pointer 100DD: http://bit.ly/2e0sQj7

-Jackall Rerange 110: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

-Megabass Vision 110: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb

-Rapala Rip Stop 12: http://bit.ly/2Vs7HBf

-Lucky Craft Flash Pointer Sp 115: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

-Megabass Ito Shiner: http://bit.ly/33j5mf0

-Lucky Craft Pointer 100 H3: http://bit.ly/2PuaFpw

-Megabass Vision 110+1: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

-Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

-Megabass Vision 110+2: http://bit.ly/2BLQIBA

Favorite Hook and Split Ring Upgrade...

Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Nano Treble(Size 4 and 5): http://bit.ly/2dWWAut

Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire Size 2: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Combo Used For This Video...

Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Jerkbait Special: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Reel- Aldebaran MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Matt's All-Around Favorite Jerkbait Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Aldebaran MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Jerkbait Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 6'10" M: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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